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Original Essays | September 9, 2013 5 comments
Editor's note: Chris Bolton is not only a former Powell's employee, he was also once the primary writer for this blog. So we are particularly proud... Continue »
Christopher RiceDescribe your latest project.
Light before Day is a book that contains sentences, chapters, and chapter headings. (Oh, and page numbers, too!) Seriously, I hate this question because humility tells me to keep it brief but I can never stick to one genre or label when trying to describe my own work. It's like that Saturday Night Live skit from the '70s: "It's a floor cleaner." "No, it's a dessert topping!" "It's a floor cleaner!"
Suffice it to say that Light before Day is a crime novel, a multiple-freeway-utilizing exploration of the State of California, and the story of an unlikely friendship between a young gay reporter and the straight detective novelist who becomes his boss (and makes merciless fun of his tight jeans). It might also, under the right conditions, be a dessert topping. Along the way, beautiful young gay men vanish without a trace and a Marine helicopter flies right into the ocean.
If someone were to write your biography, what would be the title and subtitle?
What fictional character would you like to date, and why?
Introduce one other author you think people should read, and suggest a good place to start.
What is your astrological sign? If you don't like what you were born with, what sign would you change to and why?
Describe the best breakfast of your life.
Share an interesting experience you've had with one of your readers.